Man charged in relation to Perth Train Station fire which closed main entrance

Damage at the station. Picture: Matt Zis
Damage at the station. Picture: Matt Zis

UPDATE: A 34-year-old man has been charged with lighting a fire at the Perth Train Station this morning.

The man was charged with criminal damage, burglary and destruction of property.

He was refused bail and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

11am: THE main entrance to Perth train station remains closed to commuters arriving in the city this morning as the arson squad investigates an overnight fire that has gutted the station’s main information hub.

Public Transport Authority workers who normally work inside the information centre have been forced outside near Wellington Street to redirect train users.

Commuters arriving at Perth noticed strong aromas associated with an electrical fire and a fenced off access way to Wellington Street.

The scene at the station. Picture: Matt Zis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A man in his 30s who allegedly went on a 15 minute fire lighting spree in the CBD is receiving medical treatment.

The fires lit in the Perth Cultural Centre and at the train station, caused $500,000 damage.

Picture: Julian Wright

The fire was put out in about an hour.

 

Workers begin the clean up. Picture: Julian Wright

No disruptions were made to trains.

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